Proceedings Magazine - 1909 Vol. 35/3/131

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There are perhaps no better illustrations of the consistent working out of the ideals of discipline and freedom than the two great colleges, West Point and Harvard, for each of which I have an...



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  • Another View of Alma Mater
    By Rear-Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. N.

    There are perhaps no better illustrations of the consistent working out of the ideals of discipline and freedom than the two great colleges, West Point and Harvard, for each of which I have an unusual admiration and a sincere affection (having...

  • The Monroe Doctrine: Its Meaning and Application at the Present Day
    By Commander John Hood, U.S. Navy

    From the first establishment of our government to the present day no policy, theory or principle of government advanced for the guidance of the nation has ever met with the universal support and acceptance accorded to the principle commonly known...

  • The Major Elements of War Efficiency
    By Lieutenant Lyman A. Cotten, U. S. Navy

    In any undertaking it is well occasionally to take a thorough inventory of supplies on hand, so as to prepare for future contingencies. Thus the manager of a factory takes an inventory of stock on hand and, by increasing elements as found...

  • The Cruise of the Clarence-Tacony-Archer: A True Tale of the Sea During the Civil War
    By Paymaster Robert H. Woods, U.S. Navy

    *The Cruise of the Clarence-Tacony-Archer was published in the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch of Nov. 24, 1895.


  • American Admirals in the British Navy
    By Captain Carlos Gilman Calkins, U.S. Navy (Retired)




  • The Nitrogen Question from the Military Standpoint
    By Charles E. Munroe, Professor of Chemistry, George Washington University

    The invention of gunpowder afforded man a means of utilizing the energy of chemical separation in effecting propulsion and of more efficiently applying this form of energy in mining and quarrying. Through the discovery or invention of mercuric...

  • Some Notes on Parsons Turbine Construction
    By Captain A. B. Willits, U.S. Navy

    A recent article by Lieutenant A. F. H. Yates, U. S. Navy, on the operation and management of the Parsons turbines on the Chester* possesses particular interest by reason of its very careful presentation of those little details, gleaned...

  • The Selection of the West Indian Naval Base
    By Commodore W. H. Beehler, U.S. Navy

    The Institute is to be congratulated on the discussion of the essay on "The Navy and Coast Defence" by such an able writer as Rear-Admiral C. H. Stockton, and the carefully considered comments by Lieutenant P. D. Bunker, Coast Artillery...

  • On the Approximate Formulæ for Areas and Volumes, and their Comparative Accuracy
    By W. Woolsey Johnson

    I. The formulæ considered are those in which the area inclosed between a curve y=f (x) (where the form of the function is unknown), the axis of x, and two extreme ordinates, is expressed, as nearly as may be,...

  • Voice Pipes
    By Naval Constructor Elliot Snow, U.S. Navy

    1. About the middle of February, 1909, a board was appointed at the Navy Yard, Boston, to conduct further experiments with voice tubes for fire-control purposes. The board consisted of Commander J. F. Luby, U. S. N.; Naval Constructor Elliot Snow...

  • An Enumeration and Short Account of Names of Men-of-War During the Early United States Naval History
    By Surgeon A. Farenholt, U.S. Navy

    In the matter of naming the public armed vessels of the United States no precise rule or even custom was adopted until recent times, the individual taste of the persons to whom this duty fell being customarily the sole guide. Sentiment has,...

  • Main Engine Repairs Under Way
    By Lieutenant E. C. Kalbfus, U.S. Navy

    On December 13, 1908, the Kansas arrived at Colombo, Ceylon, where the fleet was scheduled to remain one week. Such routine overhauling and examination as was possible was begun as soon as the engines were cool; this naturally included...

  • A Study of Naval Strategy
    By Rene Daveluy, Lieutenant, French Navy; Translated by Philip R. Alger, U.S. Navy


    The study of history leads us to the somewhat disconcerting conclusion that, though many people have made war, very few have understood it. The same faults, the same errors,...

  • Discussion

    Prize Essay.

    (SEE No. 129.)


    COMMANDER PHILIP ANDREWS, U. S. NAVY.—From Lieutenant King's Essay one might, I think, reasonably conclude that the...

  • Professional Notes







  • Book Notices

    "Altitude or Position Line Tables." By Frederick Ball, Chaplain and Naval Instructor in His Majesty's Fleet. London: J. D. Potter. Price, fifteen shillings net per volume.

  • List of Prize Essays


    Naval Education. Prize Essay, 1879. By Lieut.-Com. A. D. Brown, U.S.N.

    Naval Education. First Honorable Mention. By Lieut.-Com. C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.

    Naval Education. Second Honorable...

  • Officers of the Institute


    Rear-Admiral CASPAR F. GOODRICH, U. S. Navy.



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    Naval Institute Prize Essay, 1910.

    A prize of two hundred dollars, with a gold medal, and a life-membership in the Institute, is offered by the Naval Institute for the best essay presented on any subject...

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